Firms Shifting Focus from Fossil Fuels to Hydrogen

Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have powered global economies, and up until now they are the primary sources for energy. Growing concerns for the environment led the industry to search for alternative solutions, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass energy. However, the accessibility of oil, gas, and coal still plays a pertinent role in everyday operations. World Watch Institute reported that the total global fossil fuel consumption in 2012 was 87 percent and predicted that coal consumption would surpass oil by 2017. But given the current situation of…

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Portland company hopes to expand its hydropower system worldwide

Low-cost renewable energy is harvested from gravity-fed water pipes. Lucid Energy, the Portland-based company, through a joint effort with the Portland Water Bureau, has recently activated a LucidPipe Power system, the first in-pipe hydropower project in America to secure a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement for renewable energy. The hydroelectric system will generate enough power for 150 homes. Lucid Energy installed four hydroelectric generators in a pipe that transports drinking water to the city. The amount of electricity the renewable power system is expected to produce is enough to power 150…

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Five New Green Travel Innovations

Green energy is currently one of the world’s fastest growing industries… and according to the International Energy Agency, it will soon replace natural gas as the second leading power source by the year 2016. Renewable energy sources, including hydroelectric power, make up the most rapidly developing sectors of the electricity generation industry. In fact, it’s been estimated that its prevalence will jump by a staggering 40 percent in the five years to come. In the United States alone, green energy was used to generate 12 percent of the country’s electricity,…

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